Total Control of Information Means the End of Free Speech, Hive, and Cryptocurrency

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Today @iceagefarmer posted on his site the video below that discusses the UN beginning to block websites that they do not want to be available to people. Of course the flaggots on Hive will note that it isn't censorship at all, because the website is still there, just like they claim that information remains on the blockchain and their flagging posts and comments into the dust isn't censorship at all.

Soon, unless they can replace free speech as a means of creating a community on Hive, they will be prevented from using the blockchain just as they have served their victims on Hive. While I'd be pleased at their being hoist by their own petards, the fact that it is destruction of the internet that is going to serve them their comeuppance completely renders that victory null and void.

Free speech is of existential necessity. The complete control over what website is allowed to be available to people is the complete control over what people are allowed to know, and is an existential threat to humanity. We can no longer wait for others to act, to kow tow to demands that are not too noxious to survive.

Without the ability to speak and hear the speech of others, everyone is essentially completely captive to whoever controls what speech is allowed. They can tell you anything, knowing how you will act on that information, and no independent research will be possible.

Every crypto exchange will be completely censorable. Every online community will exist at the sole option of overlords. No speech will be permitted unless approved by censors. It is the end of cryptocurrency, Hive, and freedom. Any solution that isn't available to everyone with a keyboard will fall short of the need to reach all humanity, and their voices.

This will be gradually introduced, as has been done on social media, rather than all at once, to lull people into a false sense of security who aren't the first eliminated, or by gradually eliminating lesser known voices until the last controlled opposition is all that is allowed people. Tor may be useful to extend the life of sites, and I recommend to Peakd devs the immediate creation of a .onion domain to prevent the complete elimination of Hive without notice. It will also be essential for Hive Keylock to work on Tor, so I hope the devs prepare for the inevitable DNS block that will sooner or later block Hive, and all cryptocurrency sites, as CBDC's are introduced to replace all other forms of currency.

Now is the enemy arrayed before us on the field. Now is the battle joined, and our lives and honor on the line. This cannot be unanswered if humanity is to remain free.

Fight or die.

Edit: so, hunting for more Tor information, I found Fontanka.ru which, while in Russian (translated via Yandex), says that

"'Anomalies' in the operation of the service [Tor] for both mobile and regional telecom operators were also recorded by the OONI online censorship tracking project."

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"On the eve of Roskomnadzor announced that it will block six more Russian VPN services."

Russia has not been particularly free speech friendly under Putin, but this is a bit chilling in light of the UN all but simultaneously beginning to block DNS selectively.

Tor may not be useful right now for Russian holders of crypto seeking to transact off-web. In order to continue to network, we're going to need to cast a wider mesh than Tor.



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Another great post - your words never cease to stir in me something primal.

Are there steps or actions individuals like myself can take to join the fray? I’m no developer, and my resources are seriously limited, but I want to stay on the right side of this ever-developing situation, and if the people are the power, I want to make sure I’m putting myself to good use.

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Perhaps the best thing we can do, who aren't devs, is to be as informed as we can about alternative protocols to the web, such as Tor, I2P, and manage to inspire our peers to adopt them, or at least be prepared to adopt them.

Crypto people will find Tor quickly, if the devs respond in time, because they like their money, and will not want to see it taken from them by censoring it. Serious researchers and actual journalists will too, for the same reason.

But legacy media will do their best to keep the chattel in their corral, and many, many people will be proud of their compliance, of themselves not being cast into the outer darkness with criminals, perverts, and ne'er do wells, which is certainly how it will be spun. Fakebook has long maintained a .onion addy, perhaps anticipating this day, as one of the primary architects of censorship.

In the event censors get serious about compromising Tor, it could be over. I don't know well the math regarding it. Perhaps just understanding better how to squirm around censorship, and how to explain to people how dangerous censorship is, may be the best thing we non-devs can do.

We need to defend our tongues so that we can continue to speak the truths the censors fear their victims knowing.

Thanks!

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Not gonna lie, this stuff scares me more than anything I faced in my past. Invisible enemies with armies scattered around the globe, media and government on the payroll, and hell bent on the subjugation of mankind? Yeah this sucks. It’s palpable though. I wish I could convince myself that you’re nuts and this is all just wild conspiracy theory, but no amount of blue pills could unsee what we’ve seen. It’s real, it’s in plain sight, and the worst thing is that they’ve weaponized the population to consume itself. Thanks for the response, I’ll be doing what I can to learn more about Tor and .onion addresses.

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" I wish I could convince myself that you’re nuts and this is all just wild conspiracy theory..."

I feel this every day. I have begged here for people to please, please prove I'm wrong. No one even tried.

I've been researching Tor, and perhaps I2P would be preferable given what I've learned. Better both TBQH, because more ports in storms gives more options, and I've read some opinions that Tor is more controlled by spooks than is understood.

I haven't read this yet, but just the description gives me pause.

"A mysterious threat actor, tracked as KAX17, has been running thousands of malicious Tor relays in entry, middle, and exit positions on the Tor network since 2017. Has been operating hundreds of servers on a daily basis, with some still active."

We need more and better options, and we need them as soon as possible.

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No! Calamity my dude.

Keep calm dude, Tor still exist, yet you're right developer needs to make static application which connect to tor onion services... Tor is more or less a protocol rather than another web so it should be used too as it is at a lower level.

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Yes, Tor is a temporary measure, that will prevent the DNS trick from completely shutting off the internet, because DNS just controls the web. But this is a calamity, and it will kill people, because censorship kills people all the time.

Not just Dr. Andreas Noack, apparently killed to silence him because he was Europe's premier carbon specialist and refused to be silenced otherwise regarding graphene hydroxide in the jabs, and what that meant, but all the people that, having heard Dr. Noack's warning, will not be jabbed with tainted jabs, and whose jabber would have failed to aspirate the injection and hit a vein, causing the nanoblades to whisk away on their merry way to wreaking nano-havoc in their circulatory system and organs.

That's how censorship kills, by keeping warnings from being cried out, which keeps people from hearing them. Perhaps billions fewer people will use Tor, preventing them from hearing free speech, eliminating safety signals of existential import.

And, I do not see Tor as a long-lived solution, because it has been used to shut down voices before, by the nodes being compromised and shutting down their connections.

Cryptocurrency will shortly only be usable on Tor, because banks are introducing CBDC now, and the whole point of CBDC is lost if viable financial alternatives to it as money exist. Only if they can completely shut off your participation in the economy does it work to enslave you. This may force ISP's, if they weren't already in on the kill of censorship, to prevent Tor from being used, blocking any connections not being made to approved DNS's.

I, of course, am hyperventilating instantly about it, because I see danger and I covet my fear, I yearn to be alerted to danger so that I can prepare to surmount it as far in advance as possible. I know this about me, but appreciate sound counsel because I often fail to realize I am doing it, as I am now. So I do very much appreciate your counsel, enabling me to take a mental step back, out of my fear alarm, and breathe.

Thanks!

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This post by you is interesting. It spurred me to look into somethings further and maybe share somethings I have been keeping an eye on.

First off, I figured I would share this link about the UN and how they want to help individuals from having their human rights violated. Don't think for one min I am trying push UN propaganda or anything else but just sharing an interesting article full of double speak and weird statements in which some are reflective of HIVE, the social media that is on top of our first layer wallets but not in regards to how we actually own our wallets/account. Gotta love how the article ends after it seemed somewhat positive...

Hicks underscored the "critical importance of adopting human rights-based approaches to confronting these challenges," adding: "We need to sound a loud and persistent alarm, given the tendency for flawed regulations to be cloned, and bad practices to flourish."
Hicks pointed to calls in Britain for stringent regulations in response to online racist attacks against three black England players who missed penalties in Sunday's Euro 2020 final.

Recent law in Texas blocked because Facebook and Co own the content, which is a lame ruling and ignored the tax money US gives them. But maybe gives Facebook and Co leverage with those emails from politicians they have access to.

So you brought up free speech

Free speech is of existential necessity.

When finding the definition on existential, it was too vague from multiple dictionary sources. However, I think I found something that helps:

Existentialism – What It Is and Isn’t
Existentialism takes into consideration the underlying concepts:
-Human free will
-Human nature is chosen through life choices
-A person is best when struggling against their individual nature, fighting for life
-Decisions are not without stress and consequences
-There are things that are not rational
-Personal responsibility and discipline is crucial
-Society is unnatural and its traditional religious and secular rules are arbitrary
-Worldly desire is futile

https://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/existentialism.htm

Trying to be clear and specific with this comment because you kinda started going down a road with the Free Speech mention that I want to explore further with ya as I think that is the real issue past the dystopian industry 4 future we are about to be thrown into. Where yeah, centralized fake decentralized web applications, VR and merging of metaverse with real life is on the horizon. I live in a town where this is happening in Las Vegas. I wondered how AWS and Alphabet was going to centralize web 3.0 for industry 4. This article I found, which is more info then I have found on this so I need to deepdive this further but affirms the DNS issue 100% IMO.

Free Speech for me as an 36 year old American, means God Given rights or Natural rights NOT Human Rights.

I completely forgot about the Human Rights doctrines set out by the UN that was a concerning issue under Obombya. After reading this amazing article I totally remember it now.

Still more significantly, the adoption of the UDHR has yielded a great proliferation of human rights—or at least of claims now officially recognized as such. In the U.N. Declaration, in contrast to the American Declaration, rights are specified in a full 30 articles, many of which contain multiple proclaimed rights. Rights therein proclaimed to be “fundamental human rights” include the core rights of “life, liberty, and security of person”; a set of civil and political rights resembling those specified in the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights; and beyond those, an array of proclaimed “economic, social and cultural rights” that includes, among others, rights to work, just remuneration, rest and leisure, social security, marriage, education, and participation in cultural life.

Basically it is the Communists(Satanist bankers that want us the same like robots) vs The Constitution (Document recognizing God and individuality). I am sure I am singing to the choir here so just know I agree with ya on many levels.

Free speech should be inherent to living and a right from birth; not dictated by man made laws. So better understanding that Human Rights is a UN term directly attacking our constitution, scares the crap out of me when their communistic ideology is casually shoved down our throats to be used as a magic spell to destroy entire global economies, societies and countries.

Truly, what Ice Age farmer brings up is a real thing and points to way bigger issues like our interconnected North American power grid, food supply lines and etc as something most likely will shut off either before or shortly after the internet switch to the VR industry 4 model.


Of course the flaggots on Hive will note that it isn't censorship at all, because the website is still there, just like they claim that information remains on the blockchain and their flagging posts and comments into the dust isn't censorship at all.

Yes, the flagging is getting old, so old. But as long as the community is allowing it as a whole by supporting their projects aimlessly or rather unwittingly (enter @ura-soul and his brilliant DV front end idea) than it is just something we have to deal with until the community approves a proposal to eliminate DV function on individual posts specifically, due to the consolidated HP preventing DPoS from working properly or rather more healthy so the community does not have to pander to power. Not sure if it is possible to do without simply mitigating to blurt which is showing my posts again. For months they were gone for some reason but site looks good and my posts are back.

Just perhaps HIVE is a true reflection of society and currently the global masses are waking up and protesting... except for in America as we follow youtube personalities into traps to be arrested or allow the BLM Antifa 20 year olds destroy entire towns because the TV told them to and The Biden admin will bail you out even after killing people or burning down whole towns.

Seems like it will be important to unstake HIVE to at least have a chunk set aside on a Ledger Nano, subscribe to starlink and hope we can still at least trade Crypto and that Government agent Elon can save the day with a new true DNS that can not be controlled by central powers.

Either way it all is looking bad but it is always the darkest before dawn.

Thanks for the thought provoking article!

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I really appreciate your substantive comment. It is essential we well understand each other, and we can make assumptions without extensive exposition, which your comment avails.
On that note, what I mean by existential is necessary to existence. IOW, without it, we'll die. If you're in a crowded theater and someone is not allowed to yell 'Fire!' when it's burning, censorship has made your continued survival much less likely.

There are various routes that can be used to communicate with one another, and DNS is only one of them, on which the web is built. I've long sung the praises of mesh networks, and expect that in the long run, such a decentralized mesh is what we'll end up with. In the very short term, Tor may be the best option we have, but we should sure look at I2P, and we can hope Elon Musk can engineer something the UN can't squash with Starlink.

But we need to be able to hear each other when we shout fire, without the UN stitching our lips together.

Thanks!

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If you're in a crowded theater and someone is not allowed to yell 'Fire!' when it's burning, censorship has made your continued survival much less likely.

100%

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Dear @valued-customer, People in the world I live in are unaware of the conspiracy theories and dangers of centralization, censorship and surveillance.

They are unaware of the existence and purpose of the Overlords. They conjecture that they themselves have become slaves, but do not know how to fight the Overlords. They are being tamed with whips and carrots.

All of them are like slaves and prisoners living under debt, taxes and fines. They must always live out of sight of surveillance and punishment.
Rich people pay fines, and poor people who can't afford to pay go to jail.

Dear my resecpeted senior, Me and they don't know how to get out of slavery.😔

I have to avoid their surveillance for now. Because I don't want to go to jail.😞

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Our existence is no accident. Purpose is our essential quality. Everything lies awaiting our application of it in the pursuit of our function. Nothing in the universe is unconnected to everything else, nor devoid of meaning and necessity to the whole.

We are little things of mud, incapable of holistic understanding of reality, yet, like all else that is extant, are integral and essential to the completion of the universe. Every breath we take is a step into the future in which the underlying purpose of everything is achieved, in which we are fulfilled, and both comprise and enjoy the blessings of that good purpose which has animated us, and all that exists.

Do not fear being what is so perfectly suited to the task for which you were made. Why shrink from glorifying that sacred duty? Celebrate the sweat of your brow, the synaptic completion of the vision that is granted you, the power your flesh was made to deploy against the specific impediments you have been intricately devised to surmount.

Apply your reason. Live by your wits. Deploy your able hands at their tasks.

Conquer your enemies, and rule with our good company all provided to us and our posterity, that has passed through the bloodied hands of our ancestors. Entrusted in good faith, we are who have been called to stand today and defeat the evil seeking to despoil every good purpose. Evil seeks to steal all wealth, to befoul that sacred honor each and all of us has been born to completely express. The ultimate purpose. That is attained perfectly by the clockwork of which we are part. That cannot fail to resolve equitably.

Hubris, arrogance, and vanity fool fools, who have not grasped the good that is the essential fact of reality, and seek instead their own stupid fantasies that result from their incomprehension, their satisfaction in their titillation, and unwillingness to humbly fulfill their purpose.

Our words can fail us. Our hands tremble on the wheel, and our hearts race in our anxiety over our nescience of what will be. But it will be, whether we plan for it to be, or refuse to act out of truculence, because the universe is a physical thing, not a surmise about it, not our calculations, or dreams. Everything will be fulfilled. Every good is real. Nothing is going to stop the inevitable victory over evil.

Have faith.

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Dear @valued-customer, I agree with you!
However, my bretheren are unaware of the existence and purpose of the Overlord. I must now avoid the surveillance of the Overlords and his servants.
So, I am currently learning JavaScript. I thought I should know how to fight enemies first.

I'm currently using Brave and learning how to avoid their surveillance.😅

Thank you for your advice!

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You are wise to learn what is useful.

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It is very dangerous to live with people who do not know the existence and purpose of the Overlord. They just want a life that avoids fines, taxes and imprisonment. So, I cannot spread your thoughts to them. If I spread your ideas to them, maybe I can get a prison sentence.😔

So, I must now learn how to avoid the Overlord and his servants' surveillance.😔

I think currently only Americans have the ability and the will to fight the Overlords!

Thank you!

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None of us defeats the overlords until we all do. Hiding from overlords only works for as long as the overlords do not come for you personally. Then only hiding until then becomes the means of your defeat.

It is necessary to use the time you are hiding to prepare to prevail, no matter what that takes, no matter how unlikely victory seems, no matter how risky it is, because the only alternative to victory is defeat.

Prevail.

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Through the American Revolution in the 18th century, the first democratic republic was born in the New World.
France started the French Revolution because it was envious of America's free civil society, and the whole of Europe was engulfed in Revolutionary War.
All of Europe and Russia were engulfed in the flames of a revolutionary war because all Europeans wanted to be like the democratic republic of America.

Japan in East Asia envyed the vast territory and wealth of the United States, so it waged war to conquer China.

The birth of the United States had a profound impact on all nations and overlords in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Currently, East Asia is succumbing to China's economic power. East Asian Overlords rely on China's economy to monopolize their wealth and power. The common people in East Asia are being reduced to slaves and serfs again.

Because I am currently a criminal, I cannot spread your wonderful ideas to my brethern.
Rather, I should be more concerned about my brethern monitoring and reporting me.

I'm learning how hackers do to avoid their surveillance. Because if I don't get out of their watch, I will become a criminal again.

If I spread your ideas, I will become a psychopath, a criminal.

I'm currently a lone criminal!

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You are only alone because you do not do what is necessary to find your fellow believers in freedom from the Antichrist. I utterly empathize with you, and I wish I could impose my aged, dying body between you and those that would strike you down, but I cannot act for you, I cannot step up and take your stripes, nor win the battles you will against your enemies, and I cannot be defeated in your place.

Only you live your life, and you have made, and make, choices that seem best to you. I completely support your personal freedom to do so, and my own opinion is of no value whatsoever in your evaluation of your circumstances. I am not there, my head is not in the noose with your name on it, and my feet will not twitch as you die when you are murdered by your enemies.

I can only speak my own words where I am by my own hand, and know you yourself live where you are by your own hands. The words I speak, and the ideas I live by are not original to me. I but have learned of them from others, who themselves have received them from those unknown to me, and relate them to you, and many I will never know. I do not claim them. They aren't mine at all, but the legacy our forebears have left us. We are the inheritors of their hope, their power, and their lives.

I bid you to express you as you will, and prosper. All I am is on your side, in the coming war we all will live or die of, and humanity from East Asia to Oceania are all our fathers, sons, and brothers, human, vulnerable and powerful, facing utter destruction, and certain to prevail and win our freedom from our implacable, unstoppable, enemy of all life itself.

That evil house divided against itself will destroy itself as we oppose it with all we are, when our lives are all we have to oppose it with, because it is the enemy of life itself, and wages war against itself. Only wisdom, love, and complete devotion to life and our membership in it will prevent the same from happening to us.

We have come from, and continue, that original living cell. We aren't brothers, allies, or mere friends. We are one living thing.

Life will win. My ego will die, my dreams will be unfulfilled, my ambitions defeated, and my breath will end. But I will win when life wins, and my hope in our eternal joy and blessing in our good company will be complete when you succeed by your merits.

Thank you for succeeding where I will fail, and I will gladly accept my defeat when you are victorious over our enemy.

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I'll fill u in on who it is, once you join. I've been busy for the past couple years developing these relationships, which provide better access to cutting edge news and useful info than I ever thought possible. I'll set you up with invites to them or let you check em out and decide....

Look forward to seeing you over there, brother.

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I've actually been trying to get on Telegram since you sent this. I don't want to give them my number, so I've been trying to use one of the temp ones, and it hasn't worked.

Then I saw this just a few minutes ago.

TelegramCensored.jpg

I don't like censored platforms. I don't like platforms that require my phone number because Goolag surveils me incessantly, which is why I do not carry my phone outside my home.

Signal?

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The phone number isn't a requirement, as u can turn that feature off. Sorry, just noticed this just now.

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They require my number to install the software. That's like virginity, in that once I give it, I'm not getting it back.

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That is an excellent point, just as this was an excellent article you wrote, here. I can't remember if that was necessary when I first installed it. Awesome that we have a very meagre few individuals still aware and raising alarm bells on these things!

The shit I talk to my normal friends about almost completely goes over their heads. Many are potentially smarter than I, but able to only digest one subject or two at a time, and not the extra large pies with all the toppings we (those from our select communities) routinely deliver in the normal course of conversation. Sadly

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A lot of people feel that there is nothing they can do about any of the challenges we face, and that they have no chance of surmounting them. I can sympathize, but I don't allow all the problems of the world to be one big pile. When I do my best to take each one individually, there's usually something I can do to improve my chances for each separate one, or surmount it. Spiking food prices and looming shortages, perhaps even famine, is resolvable by gardening. In addition to overt gardens, adding some guerilla gardens in roadcuts, shady glades, or vacant lots adds security from overt gardens being seized, banned, or etc. Having a vertical farm in a sunny window or even in the basement under strip LEDs, enables food to be grown even if it's too dangerous to get out to a garden outside regularly, such as during draconian lockdowns or curfews. Having some solar panels or other power source enables those strip lights and an aquarium bubbler to be powered even if electricity prices go through the roof, or the supply is no longer sufficient from the grid. Using three of these methods concurrently enables me to have a pretty robust food security situation, which I strongly recommend.

I solve the surveillance problem of cell phones by not carrying one. Etc, etc. By breaking up the suite of problems we face, I create soluble bits and pieces. Individually resolved, together they reduce my vulnerability significantly compared to someone so demoralized they don't try to do anything because they can't fix everything, or even know for sure what everything they face is.

Nothing is perfect, but better is...well, better.

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Also, if u look into the ownership of that one u mentioned, well... look into relationship to foreign intel in the mid east. I'll supply details if u have issues finding that tidbit. They're all monitored, all subject eventually to spying, censorship, the entire gambit.

Promising tech in development is called Quortal, check it out.

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